Frontex’s support for EU’s external borders management not sufficiently effective


The EU’s border agency Frontex has not been sufficiently effective in helping Member States
and Schengen associated countries in managing the EU’s external frontiers, according to a
special report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). Frontex’s support is not
adequate to combat illegal immigration and cross-border crime, say the auditors. As well as
concluding that Frontex has not fully implemented the mandate it received in 2016, the
auditors also cast doubt on its capacity to effectively implement the new operational role that
has been assigned to it.

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